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Meaning and name origin

Bjorn \b-jo-rn\ as a boy's name is pronounced bee-YORN. It is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Bjorn is "bear". Variant of Bernard. Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.

Bjorn has 4 variant forms: Bjarn, Bjarne, Bjorne and Bjornsterne.

For more information, see also the related boy name Bern.


Bjorn is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#87708 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bjorn and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Bernard. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bernard in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bjorn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Bjorn is also pronounced similarly to Born, Borne, Bourn, Burn and Byrn. Another suggested similar baby name is Gjorn. Like Bjorn, these names are not commonly used.


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